Dem Ad Attacks GOP’s Radical Plan to Kill Medicare (Video)
April 19, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— The Democrats are gearing up for their assault on the Republicans’ radical plan to kill Medicare as we know it, and replace it with a crazy voucher program. The so-called “Path to Prosperity” budget dreamed up by Ayn Rand fanatic Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), approved by all but four House Republicans, would leave our sick seniors to fend for themselves in the private insurance market. Talk about “death panels.” Ryan’s plan is as close as you get to killing granny. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is out with a new satirical ad mocking the Ryan plan that hands the wealthiest Americans more unfunded tax cuts that would be paid for on the backs of our seniors. The ad is the DCCC’s first salvo in educating the public about the Republicans’ cruel plan to take America back to the Gilded Age.
The DCCC’s ad asks, “Republicans voted to end Medicare: How Will You Pay?”
The spot then shows impoverished seniors forced to perform odd jobs to pay for their health care, such as mowing lawns, running a lemonade stand and even moonlighting as a stripper.
The text reads:
“Seniors will have to find $12,500 for health care.”
“Because Republicans Voted to End Medicare.”
“How will you pay?”
The Democrats plan to hold the House Republicans accountable for voting for a plan to end Medicare, while handing federal welfare to corporations and awarding the wealthiest one percent of Americans more tax breaks.
“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today released a web video, “How Will You Pay?,” as part of its grassroots campaign to hold 25 House Republicans accountable for choosing to end Medicare rather than end taxpayer giveaways for Big Oil making record profits or tax breaks for the ultra rich. Everyone agrees we must cut spending and tighten our belt, but House Republicans have made all the wrong choices.”